Monday, 16 October 2017

30th Celebrations

For my birthday this year my better half treated me to a trip to New York for a week to see my two best friends and I have to say I had the trip of a life time!! I've always wanted to see New York ever since I watched my first episode of Sex and the city (probably wayyy younger than I should of been) and it didn't dissapoint.

While we were staying with ours friends for the trip, on my actual birthday we stayed in the city in the Dream Midtown hotel. On the way to our hotel we made a quick stop in Saks to pick up my birthday present from my family, my new louboutins. I went for the nude pigalles in the 100mm heel. Now if your thinking of buying any designer bits while there bare in mind the taxes and price them at home first, I learned that the hard way, they ended up costing around €200 more than they are at home. Butttt I love them so...

After we checked into our hotel we spent some time walking the highline, we really lucked out the week we went with the weather, it was stunning.

After the highline we headed back to get ready for my birthday meal which was in a gorgeous, family style Italian restaurant just off Times Square. I love Italian, its so easy to find something suitable to eat when your a vegetarian. 

Now I know New York is very casual, dress wise for dinner drinks etc but there was no chance in hell that I as going to New York and not letting my inner Carrie out!! Tulle skirts and sequins all the way!!

After a gorgeous meal we headed to the 230 Fifth rooftop for some drinks and a view of Manhattan. What more could you ask for?! Literally the best birthday ever!!

Last but not least my night was finished off with the nicest slice of  99c pizza! Had to be done...

Thanks to Marc, Anto and Tracy!!  

Jumpsuit Only | Top Coast | Skirt French | Shoes Christian Louboutin | Clutch Mulberry

Sunday, 16 July 2017


I have had such a soft spot for Carlingford, for years. Even before we had our wedding there, it was my happy place. Every single time I visit I love it even more. Between the smell of the beach and the constant 'holiday' atmosphere its such a beautiful place. The views are stunning and the people are so nice! What more could you ask for on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Its been a few weeks since my better half has been home. We took a spin up for a day of shell picking on the beach and 99s.

Dress H&M (sale current) | Hat/Belt/Boots Penneys | Bag Gucci

Monday, 26 June 2017


Gingham is absolutely everywhere the past few months, there's no avoiding it. At first I wasn't a huge fan but after picking up this little gingham mini I was sold. I'm not really a dress person I prefer separates but I spotted this one in Penneys in Cork last week and had to have it.

I'm obsessed with the tie in the middle and the ruffled shelve and hem detail. Its so comfortable and best bit I think it was something like €18.

My youngest daughter finishes her first year of Montessori this week and her school hold the cutest graduation ceremonies at the end of each year so it was perfect excuse to whip out a dress.

Date Nights

With my husband only home at weekends, I think its extra important to have proper dates and make an extra little effort so here's some of my recent date night/day outfits.

Bodysuit & Skirt H&M | Shoes Penneys

Top & Shoes  Penneys | Trousers River Island

Shirt Zara | Skirt Lipsy | Shoes Penneys | Bag River Island

All Penneys
Dress Boohoo | Belt & Shoes Penneys

Thanks for reading
Claire xo

Thursday, 22 June 2017

The Montenotte, Cork

Dress Boohoo Current | Shoes Penneys Current

My better half has been working and living in Cork for the past couple of months, he travels home at weekends so this is my first time going down to see him. I'm so glad I waited because wow!! In the couple of months he's been there the hotel his apartment is in and its grounds have been completely refurbished and it looks amazing. I honestly don't know how we get him to come home at all. The view is like nothing I've seen in Ireland before. The amazing weather helped of course I felt like we were abroad.  

Sunday we went for dinner in the hotel and a walk around the grounds and had some pre drinks in the roof top garden. Then we went to Jenny Green , a very nice gift from Marc's boss. After the concert we went for walk along the Harbour.

On Monday himself had to work so I went for a wander around Cork, this was my first time being there and I loved it. I found the whole city so quirky and colourful.

Top & Shorts H&M (last year) | Shoes Penneys Current | Bag Louis Vuitton Neverfull

Convinced him to take some time out of work and meet me in the park ;) My girls finish up school for the summer next week and I can't wait to bring them down I know there going to love it as much as I did.

Thanks for reading
Claire xo